Maher Mushtaha, B.A.
** ****** ***** • Hamilton, ON • L9C7E8
Mob: 905-***-**** • email@example.com
Highly competent translator with a strong command over English and Arabic with over 20 years of hands- on experience. Well mannered, articulate and fully aware of diversity and multicultural issues. Flexible in the ability to adapt to challenges when they arise while at the same time remaining aware of professional roles and boundaries. Seeking a position in translation and subtitling for a successful and ambitious company.
EXPERIENCE AND EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND
Big Bee Convenience Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
Owner & Manager, November 2005 – March 2017
Prepared purchase orders to replenish inventory and coordinated with vendors to ensure timely and accurate deliveries;
Prepared cheques for vendors and deposited rebate checks into the company bank account;
Maintained highly organized inventory records by regularly filing and sorting invoices and receipts;
Minimized inventory costs by purchasing inventory and restocking shelves in a timely manner;
Improved productivity by handling storefront duties including greeting customers, handling cash and debit transactions, and issuing due change.
International Services Atlanta, GA, USA
Freelance Translator, March 2005
Provided high-quality translation and transcription services from English to Arabic and Arabic to English;
Applied language skills such as grammar, syntax, semantics, style and appropriate terminology;
Respected deadlines and the requirements for each task as set by the client;
Translation and transcription materials included (but not limited to): documentaries (science, nature, medical, social, etc.), biographies, interviews and feature films. The Islamic School of Hamilton Hamilton, ON, Canada Arabic Teacher, February 2004 – June 2004
Taught Arabic as a Second Language to new immigrant students;
Adapted curriculum to fit student needs, provided individual and small-group instruction when necessary;
Developed lesson plans and class material, combined instruction with demonstration to clearly communicate objectives to students;
Taught Arabic as a second language following the Board of Education syllabus;
Assigned and graded homework and class work, prepared tests;
Taught interpersonal skills and resolved student problems by timely and sensitive conferral with parents/teachers/administration.
UAE Ministry of Youth and Education, Al-Qurtubi Preparatory School Abu Dhabi, UAE ESL Teacher, February 2004 – June 2004
Taught English as a Second Language to students of diverse backgrounds;
Worked individually as well as in small and large groups using a variety of teaching strategies;
Acted as a coordinator of the English Language Staff;
Designed, created and maintained the school website which included an online ESL center;
Participated in building Abu Dhabi Educational Zone web site;
Supervised the GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education);
Participated in the 8th Annual International Conference of TESOL ARABIA;
Prepared exams for Abu Dhabi Educational Zone;
Performed various clerical, research and supervisory duties. Maher Mushtaha, B.A.
30 Novoco Drive • Hamilton, ON • L9C7E8
Mob: 905-***-**** • firstname.lastname@example.org
UAE Ministry of Youth and Education, Al-Qurtubi Preparatory School Abu Dhabi, UAE Freelance Web Designer, 1999 – 2003
Created graphics which were published in print and on the web;
Designed, organized, developed and maintained webpages and sites which functioned on a variety of platforms;
Helped train staff on the application of web style guidelines and the use of programs like Flash. Al-Massah Art Production Abu Dhabi, UAE
Head of Translation Department, 1991 – 1996
Expanded the Translation Department by introducing subtitling & voiceovers;
Supervised 12 translators in UAE, Egypt & Lebanon;
Implemented training course for new translators;
Created hundreds of subtitle art files in a very short time span and perfectly sized them for the client’s screen;
Reviewed and participated in fine media script translation;
Prepared voice commentary for professional narrators and script translation;
Translated technical specifications, instructional manuals, promotional TV commercials, business letters and reports;
Edited, proofread and reviewed translated material;
Evaluated translated movies before broadcasting;
Translated cinema films for Al Massah Cinema Triplex in Dubai & Abu Dhabi;
Translated feature films, documentaries, TV commercials and series for the UAE Television from Abu Dhabi and many Arabic TV Stations.
Al-Ain Advertising Abu Dhabi, UAE
Translator, 1982 – 1986
Translated advertisements, correspondence, offers, technical catalogues and technical specifications from English to Arabic;
Translated movies and documentaries for the Art production Division;
Wrote story boards for TV commercials;
Total of 1000 TV Hours translated in both companies. Al-Ain Advertising Abu Dhabi, UAE
Media Manager, 1981 – 1982
In charge of developing and serving local businesses as well as international advertisers;
Attracting clients, initiating and co-orienting advertising campaigns;
Developing quality presentations and interfacing with various creative people. SOFT SKILLS
Strongly committed to the highest degree of quality and integrity in translation;
Organized and able to manage several responsibilities, strictly adhering to company deadlines;
Strong work ethic, honest, and punctual;
Solid team player and able to work independently;
Hands on experience in providing both written and oral translation and interpretation services. EDUCATION
Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt Sept 1976 - June 1980 Faculty of Languages and Translation, B.A. English Literature
Canada/Ontario Equivalency: Four year Bachelor’s Degree
McMaster University: Honours Linguistics (3rd Year) REFERENCES
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